Peter Fox Smith grew up surrounded by music and musicians. He spent many years sharing his knowledge with his students at Dartmouth College. And he is familiar to VPR listeners as the longtime voice of “Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.”
Smith’s new book, “A Passion for Opera,” was originally intended for newcomers curious about the art form. But the book also includes enough history and opinion to please the opera aficionado. Neal Charnoff talks with Smith about his book.
“A Passion For Opera” is published by Trafalgar Square Books. Smith will be hosting an evening of opera at the Vergennes Opera House, Saturday at 8 pm.